"Export Backup" on my Mac is way too fast

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Frank Ammiro

17 May, 2024 05:02 PM

Dear Moneydance:

When I use the "export backup" function on my Macbook Pro, it only takes about 2 seconds to complete the backup with the message "Your data was exported successfully".
It appears to me that the (backup) file does indeed exist. As an example, I just did an export, and there is a file in my Moneydance Data Folder entitled: Frank's Finances-20240517-0953.moneydancearchive. that is 13.74MB in size.

So, it looks OK, but I worry. I don't understand how it can do the backup so fast. If/when I ever need the backup, I want to be sure it is valid.

Any thoughts?
Thank you,

macOs Sonoma, version 14.4.1

  1. 1 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 17 May, 2024 05:08 PM

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    Just do file / restore backup and check that it’s all ok. Then use file/open to open your original live dataset.

  2. 2 Posted by dwg on 17 May, 2024 09:49 PM

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    and you can delete the restored file after your testing.

    When you restore a backup it does not overwrite it creates a new file with the backup date appended to the name.

  3. 3 Posted by dtd on 17 May, 2024 11:56 PM

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    If you are syncing, UNCLICK the "do you want to use this restored file to continue syncing"

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